Central Group together with The Bangkok Metropolitan Authority (BMA) have joined to campaign for “Bangkok Car Free Day 2018”in
Central Group together with The Bangkok Metropolitan Authority (BMA) have joined to campaign for “Bangkok Car Free Day 2018”, part of a project to promote the use of mass transit under the slogan “Travel together on public transport”. The objective is to reduce traffic problems for the public to travel quickly, conveniently and economically by linking mass transit systems efficiently to cover every area of Bangkok. Alongside this is changing travelling behavior to leave cars at home and use public transport systems more to reduce the numbers of cars on the roads, traffic congestion and travel times. This will also lead to fuel economies and a reduction in travel costs, lower air pollution and upgraded air quality.
On Saturday September 22, 2018 at 07.30 hours at the Front Plaza at Central World in Pathum Wan, Bangkok, Pol. Col. Mr. Sakonthi Phattiyakul Deputy Governor of Bangkok, presided over a parade of cyclists to launch “Bangkok Car Free Day 2018” under the slogan “Travel together on public transport” organized by the Bangkok Traffic and Transport Department. There were also an exhibition and booths for activities run by BMA executives, civil servants and employees, the Department of Pollution Control and the Metropolitan Police Bureau. Sudhitham Chirathivat, Executive Director & Chief Advisor of the Central Group’s Board of Directors and the party of Central Group executives represented the main partner network of the event, along with the ambassadors of many nations and other representatives of the state and the general public who joined the event in significant numbers.
Khun Sudhitham noted that, “Central Group has joined Bangkok Car Free Day every year since 2013, as we are aware of our current limited energy resources. It is a core policy of Central Group, as can be seen from our use of the ISO 50001 standard in the design of every Central shopping mall. These are designed to be green buildings with Car Pool Parking for vehicles with over 4 passengers, specially separated bike parking in the Dazzle zone, as well as EV Public Charging Stations, which are conveniences to stimulate the economic use of energy.”
Over 1,500 people attended the event which offered booths to play games from Central Group, a stall selling products at special prices from Super Sport, as well as 5,000 bottles of water given away to the general public. Central Group also donated 200 bicycles to representatives of the Border Patrol Police (BPP) for distribution to BPP schools in poor areas.